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Freud's Literary Culture

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  • Date Published: June 2000
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521663168

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  • This original book investigates the role played by literature in Sigmund Freud's creation and development of psychoanalysis. Graham Frankland analyzes the whole range of Freud's own texts from a literary-critical perspective, providing a comprehensive reappraisal of his life's work. His study reveals how Freud was deeply rooted in European literary tradition, examining in detail the rhetoric and imagery of his writing, the influence of literary criticism on his approach to analyzing patients and his creation of psychoanalytical "novels," quasi-literary fictions fraught with profoundly personal subtexts.

    • The book is well timed. 2000 is the centenary of the publication of Freud's major work The Interpretation of Dreams
    • Reappraisal of Freud's work from a new literary perspective; spans literature, psychology, political theory
    • Comprehensive analysis of the whole range of Freud's texts
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    "Frankland...is the only scholar to date to aspire to exhaustive treatment of Freud's complicated involvement with literature....a valuable resource." Choice

    "Freud's Literary Culture is a truly remarkable book that will stir the reader to reread Freud's work from a fresh point fo view....Freud's Literary Culture is a wonderfully stimulating and extraordinary comprehensive study of nonclinical influences on Freud's work." Psychoanalytic Quarterly

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    Product details

    • Date Published: June 2000
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521663168
    • length: 276 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 19 mm
    • weight: 0.58kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Acknowledgements
    Introduction
    1. The unconscious of psychoanalysis: Freud's literary allusions
    2. A sublime ambivalence: Freud as literary critic
    3. The literary-critical paradigm: Sources as Freud's hermeneutic
    4. The Frustrated Dichter: literary qualities of Freud's text
    Conclusion
    Notes
    Bibliography
    Index.

  • Author

    Graham Frankland, University of Liverpool

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